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GPS Parking Coordinates

The Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club have provided links to public off-road and roadside parking areas for the convenience of people wishing to access the Bruce Trail. The Conservancy and the Club cannot guarantee the availability, nor the safety and security, of these public parking areas.

Bruce Trail Reference (BTR), Recommended Parking, Peninsula Section Only

Note that the data provided here is based on BTR Edition 26 not 27.

The Bruce Trail Reference is the official guide for the Bruce Trail and is sold by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. It, along with the PBTC Bruce Peninsula Day Hike Guide, has maps, trail descriptions and recommended parking. To read more about these maps and how and where to buy them check the PBTC Maps web page.

Listed below are the coordinates (as a latitude/longitude) of recommended parking locations for the Peninsula Section of the Bruce Trail. Some of these locations are roadside parking on the shoulder of gravel roads so parking is at your own risk. Remember that roadside conditions vary from season to season.

When you park your vehicle do not block any gateways/entrances to properties including unopened road allowances. Such entrances are used by the property owners (e.g. farmers) and sometimes by emergency vehicles.

Explanation of GPS Coordinates

In rural areas where the Bruce Trail crosses a back country road there is no regular urban-type street address that works well in online services like Google Maps, Google Earth or MapQuest in an in-car GPS.

Each set of coordinates listed in the table below is a series of numerical digits like 44.836398,-81.054298. The first number is the latitude of the location (position north of the equator) and is in decimal degrees (no minutes & seconds). The second number is the longitude. Note that the longitude has a negative (minus, -) sign. Services like Google Maps and MapQuest interpret the negative sign to mean west of Greenwich meridian, the universal Prime Meridian or zero point of longitude.

If you copied 44.83637786170,-81.05441057510 including the comma and negative sign and went to Google Maps and pasted the number sequence into "Search Maps" it would provide you with a map of the location. In this case it is on Wright's Crescent, north east of Wiarton, where the road bends 90o. This is one of the recommended parking locations in the Bruce Trail Reference, Edition26 along the trail at the Purple Valley Access Trail. This example is depicted below.


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Using Lat/Long Coordinates in Your In-Car GPS Receiver

If you own an in-car GPS you may be able to enter the coordinates, rather than a conventional street address. Being able to enter the coordinates will depend on the age, make and model of GPS. To see how this is done in a specific GPS model, check How to enter the latitude/longitude (coordinates) in a Garmin Nüvi.

NOTES:

  • The latitude/longitude coordinates listed below should be used along with the corresponding Bruce Trail Reference "Recommended Parking" Map page(s). The Bruce Trail Reference provides other parking details not listed here.
  • Longitudes in this table have a negative or minus sign (-) that is translated by Google Maps as west of Greenwich meridian, the universal Prime Meridian or zero point of longitude.

Determining the Parking Location on the Google Maps Image

 

IMPORTANT: When you use the Google Maps links below you will obtain a map image that will show two symbols like the ones in the picture to the right.

The parking location is shown using an inverted green arrow Google Green Arrow. NOTE: Sometimes both symbols appear together and the other symbol may sit on top of the inverted green arrow so you cannot see it. Zooming in may separate the two symbols.

Google Maps Symbols

 

 

List of Coordinates for "Recommended Parking" Published in
the Bruce Trail Reference 26th Edition

Note: In the table below, please ignore the ID column. It is for PBTC reference only.

ID Map km Brief Description
Parking
Type

Latitude (N) & Longitude (W)

382 35 near
0.0
Bluewater Park, Wiarton near information centre, near Wiarton Willie statue/boat launch, & off Scott St. Parking Lot(s) 44.744265,-81.137346
44.743911,-81.136316
44.74251389630,-81.13514013740
383 35   Northacres Rd, Rural Rocks Side Trail Roadside 44.75348942410,-81.16750453580
384 35 2.9 Spirit Rock C.A. Parking Lot 44.76421082600,-81.13383155440
493 35 4.1 Bruce Rd 9 near Everett Rd Roadside 44.77245561600,-81.13376825360
494 35 5.7 Colpoy's Bay, Bruce Rd 9 Roadside 44.785033,-81.125383
495 35
36
near
12.0
Mallory Beach Rd near intersection with Kathleen Ave

Roadside
(limited)

44.80158837660,-81.08862638170
496 36 near
14.4
Crawford Dr Roadside 44.81924162290,-81.07279708830
385 36 near
17.1
Wrights Cres, Purple Valley Access Trail, northeast corner Parking Lot 44.83637786170,-81.05441057510
498 36 23.0 Coveney's Rd Roadside 44.86290395520,-81.06782705680
535 36 25.3 Crooked Toe Rd, Wetland Side Trail near bend in Boundary Rd (formerly Hope Bay Rd) Parking Lot 44.87378981850,-81.07504369350
or
44.87378981850,-81.07504369350
ID Map km Brief Description
Parking
Type

Latitude (N) & Longitude (W)

386 36 25.9 Boundary Rd (formerly Hope Bay Rd), Jones Bluff Side Trail Roadside 44.87772500240,-81.07113421570
or
44.87772500240,-81.07113421570
387

36

near
34.0
Park Rd (formerly Hope Bay Rd), Cape Croker Indian Park - Fee applies, check in at Cape Croker campground office. Parking Lot 44.89146252190,-81.09071863570 or
44.87772500240,-81.07113421570
562 36

near
36.6

near Pit Rd, Boundary Bluffs Side Trail Off Road

44.88559633280,-81.10810487550

Needs fixing

388 36
37
near
36.6
Park Rd (formerly Hope Bay Rd), Cape Croker Indian Park. Fee applies. Parking Lot

44.89514193400,-81.10901686900
or
44.89514193400,-81.10901686900

389 37 43.5 Brock St, Hope Bay Roadside 44.90032667130,-81.14255304990
390 37 44.9 Hope Bay Rd, Hope Bay Parking Lot 44.90292957410,-81.15570604570
391 37   Cathedral Dr, near Hopeness Rd, Jack Poste Side Trail Roadside 44.93331937830,-81.15932957320
503 37 near 49.3 south end of Cathedral Dr, Jack Poste Side Trail; closest km 49.3 is 1 km south Roadside 44.92658236150,-81.15586505640
411 37 52.8 Jacksons Cove Rd Parking Lot 44.93953641460,-81.13331855860
516 37 59.1 Rush Cove Rd past (east of) Lemcke Rd. Rush Cove Side Trail. Do not park on public road by private cottages. 10 cars BTC Parking Lot 44.95880637190,-81.14398531220
392 37 62.6 Junction Scenic Caves & Richardson Rds Roadside 44.94461121080,-81.16490645150
ID Map km Brief Description
Parking
Type

Latitude (N) & Longitude (W)

393 37 near 55.2 Scenic Caves Rd, Pease Side Trail Parking Lot 44.95328228810,-81.12802325710
394 38 82.8 Forbes, Helen & Scott St's, Lion's Head harbour area Streets 44.98910241460,-81.25251744980
395 38 68.8 Bruce Road 9, Barrow Bay

BTC
Parking Lot

44.95882510070,-81.22616782720
396 38 near
70.5
Cemetery Rd, Cemetery Rd Access Trail Roadside 44.96728514810,-81.23060310470
534 38 81.8

McCurdy Dr off Moore St, Lion's Head 12-15 cars on municipal property. No RVr or trailers. Do not block access or park on Moore St.

Parking Lot 44.99010234960,-81.24228212180
397 38
39
near
87.7
Forty Hills Rd, Richardson Side Trail Parking Lot 45.02046007880,-81.28378993170
398 39 98.7 Cape Chin South Rd, Cape Chin Side Trail, end of Carter Rd at turnaround Roadside
(limited)
45.09271621580,-81.27218873370
399 39 99.6 Cape Chin South Rd Roadside 45.09731338450,-81.28043820010
499 39 106.1 Cape Chin North Rd Roadside 45.10869955010,-81.31195343710
500 39 106.7

Cape Chin North Rd
school bus turnaround, no parking on any school day

Roadside 45.12326171440,-81.31947444910
560 39 106.7 Cape Chin North Rd, Otter Lake Side Trail Roadside 45.11322344690,-81.31609887300
ID Map km Brief Description
Parking
Type

Latitude (N) & Longitude (W)

400 40 111.4 Borchardt Rd Parking Lot 45.13377836960,-81.33182381260
401 40 114.1 Britain Lake Rd, Cottrill Lake Side Trail Parking Lot 45.14741597470,-1.3389213435
402 40 116.8 Dyers Bay Rd, Dyer's Bay Parking Lot 45.16232805610,-81.34037712430
558 40 near
117.7
Dyers Bay Rd, Laird Side Trail Roadside
(one car)
45.16419027340,-81.34785315890
404 40 119.5 Harkins Rd, Harkins Rd Side Trail Roadside 45.18292184110,-81.33440977530
501 40 121.3 Lindsay Rd 40
(parking north side only, down on an old parallel road)
Roadside
45.19220579450,-81.34324345840
524 off
40
near
121.3
Dalys Rd, Gillies Lake, Mt. Trout Camp Parking Lot 45.19803382130,-81.32719188170
403 40
41
129.1 Crane Lake Rd Parking Lot 45.19081306090,-81.41965838850
407 41 near
143.2
Halfway Dump Rd, Halfway Dump Side Trail; Fee $ applies Parking Lot 45.22734188860,-81.48039303540
563 41   Emmet Lake Rd, at Emmet Lake Parking Lot 45.21586952650,-81.46787847910
408 41
42
near
147.7
Cyprus Lake Rd, Bruce Peninsula National Park; Fee $ applies Parking Lot 45.23636251150,-81.52262606180
ID Map km Brief Description
Parking
Type

Latitude (N) & Longitude (W)

576 41
42
near
147.7
Cyprus Lake Rd, Head of Trails, Bruce Peninsula National Park; Fee $ applies Parking Lot 45.22806366190,-81.53225143310
409 42 160.0 Little Cove Rd Off Road 45.24713948280,-81.61533773730
ALTERNATE WAY TO SHOW PARKING USING A GOOGLE MAPS ACCOUNT
409 42 160.0 Little Cove Rd Off Road 45.246995,-81.615458
502 42 near
164.8
Dunks Bay Rd Parking Lot 45.24970028860,-81.64506614540
410 42 166.7 Chi-Sintub’dik Rd, Bruce Peninsula Parks Canada Visitor Centre Parking Lot 45.25688722080,-81.65671995160

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